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Sunday, December 9 News

Holiday calendar

“Messiah” Sing-in: Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1 North Main St. $20/adult. Free/student. For more information and tickets, call 860-927-3486, email st.andrew.kent@snet.net or visit www.standrewskentct.org/mitn.html.

Kent Singers concert: “Make We Merry” concert: Dec. 16, 3 p.m. At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, corner of routes 7 and 341. $15 in advance and $20 at door. Free/child under 12. For more information and tickets, call 860-619-8110 or visit www.kentsingers.com.

NEW MILFORD

Christmas show with Dale Jones and Uncle Bill Whiskey: Dec. 22, 7 p.m. The Abbey, 132 Danbury Road. For more information, call 860-799-6464.

Special Events

BRIDGEWATER

Global Fair-trade and locally-made handcrafts and Christmas tree sale: Runs through Dec. 16. Bridgewater Congregational Church, 10 Clapboard Road at Route 133. Hours: Fridays, 4-6 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 11-5 p.m. Extended hours Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7, 4-8 p.m. For more information, call 860-354-8283 or visit www.bwucc.org.

KENT

“Messiah” Sing-in: Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1 North Main St. $20/adult. Free/student. For more information and tickets, call 860-927-3486, email st.andrew.kent@snet.net or visit www.standrewskentct.org/mitn.html.

Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust annual member meeting and holiday party: Dec. 8. Annual meeting, 3-4 p.m. Holiday party, 4-6 p.m. At Kent Community House, 93 North Main St.

“Elf the Musical Jr.!”: Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Marvelwood Performing Arts Center at Marvelwood School, Skiff Mountain Road. Admission is a food item for the Kent Food Bank and/or and unwrapped gift for a child.

Gift shop open for holiday: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 22. Connecticut Museum of Mining, 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (Route 7). For more information, call 860-927-0050.

MARBLE DALE/NEW PRESTON

Holiday bazaar: Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by New Preston Women’s Club at Community House, 27 Church St.

Local Artists Group holiday studio show: Dec. 8-10, 10 am.-4 p.m. At 55 Tinker Hill Road. Includes sale of glass, pottery, cards, photography, soap, jewelry, and silk, woven and fleece scarves.

Annual New Preston Winter Walk: Dec. 8, 2-5 p.m. New Preston businesses in the village. Benefits Washington Food Bank. Offerings at various businesses will include refreshments and drinks, visits with Santa, a bonfire, shopping and more.

Holiday items for sale: Runs through holiday season. VNA Northwest Thrift Shop, 233B Litchfield Turnpike (Route 202).

NEW MILFORD

Holiday items for sale in Friendly Finds area: Runs through Jan. 4. Library, Main Street.

Holiday gift basket shop: Open Saturdays-Sundays, through Dec. 16. Look for the “Open Now” sign posted in front of the First Congregational Church, 36 Main St.

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Holiday items for sale in Friendly Finds area: Run through Jan. 4. Library, Main Street.

Winter market: Dec. 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 9 a.m.-noon. Catherine E. Lillis Administration Building, 40 East St. Parking available behind building. For more information, call 860-210-2030.

Goatboy Soaps holiday open house: Dec. 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Goatboy Soaps, 1 Murphy’s Way.

Victorian Tea/Holiday Bazaar: Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Whittlesey Avenue. Features numerous vendors. Luncheon available for $12.

Holiday bazaar: Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by Woman’s Club of Greater New Milford at John Pettibone Community Center, Pickett District Road. Includes shopping area for children to shop in, photos with Santa and more.

Photos with Santa and toy drive: Dec. 8, 2:30-6 p.m. Co-hosted by Wildlife-Lie and Off Fellows at Odd Fellows Hall, 25 Danbury Road. $15/photo. Photo will be emailed. Unwrapped toys accepted for Odd Fellows’ annual toy drive.

Christmas concert: Dec. 9, 4 p.m. First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. With concert choir and Village Ringers Handbell Choir.

Holiday arrangement workshop with Garden Club of New Milford: Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

Spectrum/News-Times holiday open house: Dec. 13, noon-4 p.m. Greater New Milford Spectrum and The News-Times office, 43E Main St. Includes refreshments and visits with staff.

Technology gift giving guide: Dec. 15, 10-11 a.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

Remembering Our Veterans Wreaths Across America ceremony: Dec. 15, noon. Center Cemetery, Route 202, across from hospital.

Horse and wagon rides around Village Green: Dec. 17, 5 to 7 p.m. Co-sponsored by Housatonic Valley Insurance and Bank Street Theater on Village Green.

Carol Sing: Dec. 17, 7-8 p.m. At bandstand. Santa will arrive about 7:30 p.m.

Festival of Lights: Dec. 17, 8 p.m. Village Green. Features decorated fire trucks and other vehicles.

Mayor’s office holiday open house: Dec. 19, noon-4:30 p.m. Roger Sherman Town Hall, 10 Main St. Donations for the Community Fuel Bank of New Milford, non-perishable food items and paper products for the New Milford Food Bank, and hats and mittens for the Tree of Warmth will be accepted. Checks and cash will be accepted for the fuel bank. Flu shots will also be available from to 1 to 2 p.m.

FineLine’s “The Nutcracker”: Dec. 21, 7 p.m. Dec. 22, 1 and 6 p.m. At New Milford High School, Route 7 South. $20/adult. $15/student and senior citizen. Free/child under 12.

Merryall Chapel service: Dec. 24: with Pastor Paul Hibbard, chaplain of Waterbury Hospital, 9 p.m. Merryall Chapel, Chapel Hill Road.

New Milford Apostolic, Inc. events: Christmas Eve service: Dec. 24, 7-8 p.m. New Year’s Eve service: Dec. 31, 10 p.m.-12:15 a.m. At 25 Church St. For more information, email pblack35@comcast.net.

ROXBURY

Pop-up pub: Dec. 7, 6 p.m. At Hodge Memorial Library & Museum, 4 North St. For individuals 21 and older.

Reading of “The Shepherd”: Dec. 9, 3 p.m. At Hodge Memorial Library & Museum, 4 North St. With Doug Schlicher of Woodbury, reader.

SHERMAN

Old Store open for holiday: Wednesdays-Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Old Store Museum and Gift Shop, 3 Route 37 Center.

WASHINGTON

Festival of Trees: Dec. 7: cocktail party, 5-7 p.m. $20. Dec. 8: open to general public at no charge, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7586.

Native American holiday arts and crafts market: Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9, noon-5 p.m. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, call 860-868-0518.

HORSE Christmas open house: Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Snow date, Dec. 9. HORSE of Connecticut, 43 Wilbur Road.

Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens holiday event: Dec. 14: Holiday in the Depot offerings including sing-a-long led by Sharon Ruchman, face painting, a children’s craft and more.

Holiday in the Depot: Dec. 14, 6-8:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Washington Parks & Recreation Commission and Washington Business Association. Town hall and the Depot. Includes tree lighting, visits with Santa, crafts, food, business specials and more.

WAA holiday sale: Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1-24. Washington Art Association, Bryan Plaza.

AREA TOWNS

“Miniature Masterpieces”: Runs through Dec. 30. Reception, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fine Line Art Galery, 319 Main St., Woodbury. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, visit www.finelineartgallery.com or call 203-266-0110.

“2018 Holiday House Tour”: Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Snow date, Dec .9. Presented by Woman’s Club of Woodbury. Features tours of six venues. $30 in advance at under “2018 Holiday House Tour” at Evenbrite.com; at Canfield Corner Pharmacy, Curtis House, Woodbury Drug, Woodbury Farm Market, Walker Road Winery and The Hidden Acorn in Woodbury; at Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington Depot; at Newbury Place in Southbury; at Towne Apothecary in Bethlehem; at Roxbury Market in Roxbury; at The Village Restaurant in Litchfield; and at Yankee Quilters in Seymour. $35 day of tour at Woodbury Senior and Community Center, 265 Main Street St., Woodbury. For more information, call 203-405-3868 or 203-263-3623.

Theater

SHERMAN

“A Christmas Story”: Fridays-Saturday through Dec. 22, 8 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16, 2 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North. $24/adult. $12/child. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-3622.

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